Many people are diagnosed with more than one spine condition.
You may be diagnosed with a combination of spinal stenosis, bulging discs, bone spurs, degenerative joint disease and facet joint deterioration.
The focus of exercise is a combination of flexibility and strengthening, which allows for support and relief of pressure on the spine and nerves, regardless of your diagnosed condition.
You should avoid aggressive exercises, sports or activities such as jet skiing, horseback riding and jogging. You should also avoid heavy construction and yardwork.
Do not bend too far forward or backward and avoid standing or sitting in one position for too long.
The Laser Spine Institute Exercise Video Series, including all functional activities, post-surgical exercises and descriptions were designed specifically for Laser Spine Institute patients only. If you have not been prescribed these exercises, you should contact your physician before starting this or any exercise program. Exercise is not without its risks, and this or any other exercise program may result in injury. Risks include, but are not limited to: risk of injury, aggravation of a pre-existing condition, or adverse effect of over-exertion such as muscle strain, abnormal blood pressure, fainting and disorders of heart beat. As with any exercise program, if at any point during your workout you begin to feel faint, dizzy, or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately and consult your surgeon's liaison or physician.